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Sewell Construction appointed for new T Level facilities work

Bradford College has partnered with Sewell Construction for the multi-million-pound creation of new T Level facilities.

The project is the result of a £3.5m Department for Education (T Level Capital Fund – Wave 5) investment and work will start in May. This will involve remodelling to a number of areas in David Hockney Building, creating high-quality training environments to enable students to learn skills that will help them in their future careers.

Head of Projects, Pamela Sheldon, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Sewell Construction again to bring even more exceptional vocational T Level facilities to Bradford College. Their team is helping us realise our ambitious plans to create the best facilities to help turn our students’ passions into successful professions.”

“Sewell Construction haven’t just helped us to create better a better campus for our students, they’re also getting involved in our curriculum and supporting construction students with masterclasses, work placements and industry insight days. Together, we’re helping young people achieve their potential and really changing lives.”

As well as adding new lecturing spaces for business and media students, the project will also create new hair and beauty salon facilities and refurbish the College’s existing training restaurant. Both of these will be open to the public and used by students to implement new skills in real-life environments.

The commercial and training salon will include a barbers, nail bar and laser room for beauty treatments, with the restaurant incorporating a new outdoor street food cabin and dining area. Business and admin students will enjoy refurbished classrooms, and media students will be able to experience the latest technology in a new TV studio, editing and sound suites.

a tlevel early years classroom with bright lights, a colourful wall mural and children's play set

The fast-paced construction programme will take place this summer, meaning students will return to their brand-new facilities in September.

As mentioned, this isn’t the first time the College and Sewell Construction have worked together. Last year the construction company transformed the College’s science and technology T Level facilities, as well as creating both a mock nursery and simulated hospital environment for childcare and health students.

Dave Major, who is leading the project for Sewell Construction, said: “It’s fantastic to work with a partner that shares our values and our team have loved getting involved in supporting the next generation of construction professionals. The College has been really keen to embed sustainability and social value into their refurbishment projects; we’re looking forward to seeing students enjoy their new facilities when they return after summer.”

Work on the new facilities is expected to begin at the end of May, following the company’s appointment through the Procure Partnerships Framework.

The College and Sewell Construction will also soon be working together on the refurbishment of the existing Advanced Technology Centre, which is being revamped to help accommodate an increasing demand for student places.

a proposed image of a barbering studio with bright lights, mirrors and barbering chairs

Published: 15th May 2024


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